Very happy with my new body - Reno, NV

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I am 36 years old. 5'4" 148lbs. Hated my...

I am 36 years old. 5'4" 148lbs. Hated my thighs so long I can't remember when it started. I finally decided to get something done about it. I went in March to talk to a Doctor about TT and Lipo of inner and outer thighs and also got an est. on BA. At first I was just going to do the Lipo and TT as I have some boobs but they just are not the same after I had my son 6 yrs ago. C-section. I have inverted nipples and so I only breast feed a month before the pain got to much for me. I was a B cup before him but am now bouncing between a B and C but they are very deflated. With a bra they look ok so I was very torn on weather or not to have the BA done. The more I thought about it and talked to my mom, who had hers done a year ago, and two other ladies my age I have decide I am going to go for it. I don't want to regret later not doing it. It was just hard for me to justify doing something that only my husband and I would see. How weird that I had no issues with getting rid of that darn flabby belly but the boobs just seem like an extravigance. go figure.

I am so happy I found this site and am looking forward to posting my progress. I go on monday for another consultation and to decide the cc of my BA! I have a list of questions I plan to take with me.

Surgery is June 6th. The first Monday after school gets out. I wanted to get it all done early in my summer break so I could recover and still have some fun in the summer before going back to work.

Added some before pictures. I went through IVF to...

Added some before pictures. I went through IVF to have our son and had some complications which required meds that made me blow up like a ballon. I gained a lot of weight while preg. and have the streach marks everywhere to prove it.

Ok went to check out the implants today. I added a...

Ok went to check out the implants today. I added a picure with 400 cc. I had thought that was ok when I was in the office but now that I look at the picture I am thinking that is too big. Once you take away some of that belly.... I was going to go with that as I didn't want to regret going to small when I was done but now I am thinking I might regret going too big. How on earth am I to make these choices?

Well, just over two weeks to go... My sleep has...

Well, just over two weeks to go... My sleep has really been bad this week. It is like I can't stop thinking of everything I need to do before the surgery and worring about it. My mind just doesn't want to stop. Hoping to get some extra sleep this weekend.

Well the surgery center called to review my...

Well the surgery center called to review my medical history. This is getting very real for me. I am, of course, excited and nervious at the same time. I thought it was funny when my ps office told me to bring my favorite "Cute" pair of underware to figure out where they will do the incision for TT. All I could think was I don't have 'cute" underwear just ones that don't ride down as the day progresses and end up below my roll. I am been really trying to eat well and have continued to exercise and still my weight stays the same. So frusterated. That has been my story for the last year. The scale just doesn't want to move. :(

Well, tomorrow I will drive into Reno with my mom....

Well, tomorrow I will drive into Reno with my mom. My surgery is set for first thing in the morning, Monday. I am a little tired but that is my own fault. Whatever made me think having a yard sale with a friend two days before my surgery day along with getting my classroom cleaned up for the summer.... Crazy. Live and learn.
Well, I will post more after.
Oh, I have to say I was really starting to doubt my choice to do this and was getting pretty nervious but then went to my consultation on Thursday and just was put at ease. Besides the usual fears, I am feeling very good about my choice to do this. :)

Day of surgery went very well. I had to stay in...

Day of surgery went very well. I had to stay in the surgery center a little longer then expcted as I had really low blood pressure and I was feeling sick. They did the the nausea patch behing one ear to help.

Day 2 I slept a lot. Feel really grogy. I was hoping to read a book but the darn words will not stay still. I ended up taking some of the nausea pills as I threw up at one point. Can you say PAINFULL! I have not been eating too much at this point. Just cracker and water. I have started itching really bad and so called my ps office and they have me trying a different medication for pain as they think that I am having a reaction to the one I was on.

Day 3- I have slept most of the day today. I walk very hunched over when I need to use the bathroom and walk around to keep the blood flowing to my legs etc. I have only taken one pain pill each 4 hours today and while I have pain still it is not horrable. I also have been a little dizzy when I get up so my mom been following me around. She has been a huge help. I also have asked myself what was I thinking to do this? I know it is just a faze and will soon go away. I hope. :) I will update my pictures when I get home. Still in a hotel in Reno. My follow up will be on Friday.

Well, I am just a little over a week out. Had my...

Well, I am just a little over a week out. Had my surgery last Monday. I am not bouncing back very quickly. Today is the first day I have gone all day with only Tylnol and not the "good" stuff. The last two days I have had a lot of tingling with my belly. I guess the nurves must be reattaching? I am walking hunched over still but some mornings I can almost walk upright. I have taken a few showers and used the rubber exercise hose to hook up my drains and that has worked great. I usually have to sit down pretty soon after my shower as the strain to my back really gets to me. I have to say I really did think at SEVERAL points "What the heck did you do to yourself!" I am feeling much better today just can't wait for the drains to be out and to walk standing upright.
Oh, one gross thing... on the end of my TT insion it is like a green/yellow seapage? I am going to call the office tomorrow to see if that is normal.. It just looks bad. We will see if I need to be driven in the 3 hrs to be checked out. On the upside at least they could take out the drains and I would not have to wait another week!

Well I guess the yellow sepage is ok as long as I...

Well I guess the yellow sepage is ok as long as I am not running a fever etc. So all is well. I took one of my "good" pain pills last night in an effort to get some sleep. I am really having a hard time now with sleeping on my back. It worked and I slept through to 5 this morning. My mom and dad left today so I will be on my own for just a day with my 6 year old. Which really should not be a problem. My husband will be off for two weeks starting tomorrow.

Well we got back from camping yesterday and it...

Well we got back from camping yesterday and it went pretty well. 2 weeks PO is maybe a little early to go camping unless you can really make yourself do nothing. I over did it the day before we left and almost couldn't sleep that night from discomfort. Ended up taking one of the prescription pain meds to help. I felt a little guilty but really tried to stay in my lawn chair and relax.
I got the drains out last wedensday and what a relief. I started walking better and just could move around much better. Doc looked me over and said I looked great. (I think they have to say that.) He did tell me I could wear whatever I felt was comfortable so I have been wearing my compression stuff at night and just the ace wrap that was on my boobs po around my stomach. So much cooler while we were camping.
Feeling better but still get tired and sore fairly easily. I am updating with some 3weeks post pictures. I seem to have more swelling now then a week ago but that just could be from doing too much this last week? I have been sleeping better now that I don't have to sleep on my back!

Just needed to add this funny story from about a...

Just needed to add this funny story from about a day PO. I think this happend the day after surgery? I had been alseep and woke up at like 10am and when I saw the clock I freaked out because I thought I had missed my surgery(8am the day before) and was freaking out saying I had missed my surgery and what was I going to do and my mom was like, what are you talking about. Then the discomfort etc. kicked in and I realized that I had already had the surgery and could relax. So I preceded to roll myself out of bed to go to the rest room.

Alright, I am at 5 months now and I am still very...

Alright, I am at 5 months now and I am still very happy with my new body. I have to say, for doing my breasts as an after thought(more worried about getting rid of that stomach) I am super happy with my new, perky breasts. Hubby is also very happy with them. I am very, very glad I decided to do them also. Although, I still have some tenderness with my nipples sometimes still. I went to see my doc in September and he said all looked great and now I don't have to go into see him anymore.
As for my weight, I am still a little heavier then what I started out as but with all the workouts I have been doing I am in better shape then before I had my son six years ago. I love my new body and am doing my best to keep it looking hot. Even if I cheated and ate some halloween candy. :)

Doc Hall was very nice and answered my questions when I went to the consultaion with him. The only down side is that was the only time I saw him until the morning of my surgery. If you want hand holding and to see your doc more often I would say go to someone else or make sure you let the staff know you want to see him again for a follow up consoltaion. I thought he would be there to help me choose my implants but it was left up to my husband and I. There was just a misunderstanding as I just assumed he would be there and he was not. Over all I think he did a good job.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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